Matheson Museum, Inc.
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|Facility:||Matheson Museum, Inc.|
|Description:||The Museum complex includes 4 sites: the Matheson Museum, housing the exhibit hall and research library, the Matheson House, the Tison Tool Museum, and Sweetwater Park.
Inside the Matheson Museum building, Gainesville's old American Legion Hall, permanent and temporary exhibitions tell the story of Alachua County. Permanent exhibits offer a brief look at area history from the Timucuan Indians to the Spanish occupation of the area to William Bartram's travels and more.
A blend of South Carolina plantation and Classic Revival raised cottage architecture, the Matheson House incorporates Gothic decorative elements in roof finials and an interior stairway. The gambrel roof and ceiling to ground porch columns are uncommon in Florida. Inside, period furniture and personal possessions are a testament to a family's history, and that of Gainesville itself. The Matheson House is open by appointment. Please call (352) 378-2280 to make arrangements for a group or individual tour. A donation of $5.00/person is suggested.
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|Address 1:||513 E. University Avenue|
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|Hours:||Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Sundays, 1-5 pm
|Admission:||General admission to the Museum is free, though there may be a small fee for group tours or special events.
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